Difference between Catholic and Protestant Bibles

If someone asked you, "What is the difference between the Catholic and Protestant Bible?" Would you know what to say? Well a real short answer is the differences are in the number of books of the Old Testament. But for an explanation of what an why we need to dig a little deeper. I have... Continue Reading →

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How much of the Bible is included in the Lectionary for Mass?

The Catholic Lectionary web site has some detailed statistics on books and verses from the bible used in Sunday and Weekday masses - pre Vatican II and after. The statistics take into account the full lectionary (except Psalms) which does change according to the established yearly cycles - see more information on the lectionary at... Continue Reading →

Etymology of Homily

Ran across this while reading Bishop Sheen's book World's First Love. Comes from the Greek word homilia which can mean "intercourse, companionship, company, conversation, association" and is used in New Testament Greek in 1 Corinthians 15:33. Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals. St. Paul is quoting from a play called ThaisĀ (a woman... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! May my heart always be the temple of the Holy Spirit, May Jesus be the helmsman of my spiritual ship and May Mary be the light which shines upon my path and shows me the way to our heavenly Father.

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